Mrs. Tilley also invited Mrs. Isaac Wellington Carpenter to her party. Known as Gertey in her youth, Anna Gertrude Carpenter was born about 1860, the daughter of Charles and Clarissa Carpenter, Queenstown, and had at least two siblings, a sister Ida and a brother, Arthur. On 6 June 1888, Gertrude married Isaac Wellington Carpenter, a farmer at Wickham. Similar to Lady Tilley, Gertrude was also a second wife and also married a politician. Isaac Carpenter served on the County Council for several years, sat on the Deacon's Board of the local Baptist Church for forty years, was a strong advocate of Temperance and was first elected to the Provincial Legislature as a Liberal in an 1896 by-election. Isaac Carpenter won two more elections but was defeated in 1908 and again in 1912.